Calendar (Week 2) – May 8-15, 2015

Friday 8 

National Public Gardens Day. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. National Public Gardens Day is an annual celebration of the nation’s public gardens to raise awareness of the important role botanical gardens and arboreta play in promoting environmental stewardship, plant and water conservation, green spaces, and plant education in communities nationwide. In the Mahoning Valley this celebration takes place at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Visitors to the Gardens will find many activities – Family Fun Fridays, Spring Plant Sale, and a special herbal drink in the Garden Café – to participate. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Spring Plant Sale. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Unique quality plants for the home garden will be available at the Spring Plant Sale. Perennials (sun and shade), annuals, herbs, fruits and vegetables, roses, trees, shrubs, and more will add to your garden’s beauty. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on May 8 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on May 9.

Babytime. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 206. Laugh and learn with your baby. For infants 6 to 18 months old with a parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required and begins one week prior to the event. 11 a.m.

Preschool Storytime. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers. For children ages 3 to 5. 11 a.m.

Family Fun Fridays. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Each Friday, take part in fun drop-in activities in the Family Garden. Learn about garden creatures, tools, and how to care for a garden. Features garden treats, stories, kids’ yoga, and more. Drop-in. Occurs May 8, 16.  11 a.m.-1 p.m.

music @ night 

Cedars. Whiskey Daredevils, Lords of the Highway.

Christopher’s Downtown. Live jazz. 5-8 p.m.

Frieda’s. Howard and the Point Five Band. 6 p.m.

Lake Club. Common Ground. Poland. 7-10 p.m.

Los Gallos/Howland. Christine Witt, Mark Soini.

Mastropietro Winery. Three Steps Back. 7 p.m.

Papa’s Sports Bar. Muleface Brothers. 9 p.m.

Quinlan’s. Davis and Henner. 6-9 p.m.

SATURDAY 9

Spring Bird Walks. Newport Wetlands, W. Newport Drive, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Search for both residents and spring migrants. Led by lifelong birder Gary Meiter. Bring binoculars. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Easy, less than 1 mile. May 9. 8:30-10 a.m.

Fitness Together 5K Run/Walk. Wick Recreation Area, 1861 McCollum Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-702-3000. Fitness Together has dedicated the proceeds from this event to help support the completion of the new Children’s Play Area at Wick Recreation Area. This walk/run event is an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities. 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Second Saturdays. Oh Wow, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-5914. Join WOW. Pals before the museum opens to the public for member-only hours on the second Saturday. Get exclusive access to the museum and help WOW. Pals test new exhibit and program ideas. 9-10 a.m.

Is Your Mama a Llama. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Celebrate your special mom with a trip to the Farm to meet our moms and their babies. Tractor-wagon rides leave every half hour. Small fee for crafts. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Strong Mind/Strong Body: Achievement Through Imagination and Movement. Mill Creek MetroParks, Birch Hill Cabin, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Student athletes of all types can sharpen athletic and academic ability through Team and Individual Awareness Training. Health and Wellness Personal and Professional Development coach Michelle O’Brien has developed this unique mix of movement, mindfulness, imagery and breathing techniques, designed to develop team and individual concentration skills, focus, confidence and motivation. Bring a mat. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by May 7. 10-11:30 a.m. $25 R, $30 NR. 

Mommy and Me Scavenger Hunt. Mill Creek MetroParks, Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Come celebrate mom this month with this special program for 3-6 year olds and their mothers. The park will be a reading a story, making a Mother’s Day craft and the group will go out searching for significant signs of spring with a “Mommy and Me” scavenger hunt around the Nature Center. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by May 7. 10-11 a.m. $4 R; $6 NR. Additional fee after deadline.

Spring Plant Sale. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Unique quality plants for the home garden will be available at the Spring Plant Sale. Perennials (sun and shade), annuals, herbs, fruits and vegetables, roses, trees, shrubs, and more will add to your garden’s beauty. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on May 8 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on May 9. 

Tea with Mama. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Celebrate mom with a tea party at the library. We’ll enjoy a few activities and refreshments, and don’t forget your party hats. For kids in kindergarten to grade 4. Registration is required by May 6; space is limited. Call to register. 11 a.m.

Hack-it. Oh Wow, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-5914. Ages 9 and up. Explore circuitry and robotics with the museum’s InspireWorks Staff. Noon-1 p.m. Free with museum admission.

Junior Golf Clinics. Mill Creek Golf Course, W. Golf Drive, Boardman; 330-740-7112. Each clinic will include range and course time varying with age and skill level. The range time will be supervised practice sessions with the student hitting approximately fifty balls. During that time learning pre-shot routines and alignment to various targets will be emphasized along with swing fundamentals. The primary focus of the junior golf program is to develop golfers for a lifetime. Call the Golf Shop at 330- 740-7112 for sign-up and details. 1-2:30 p.m. $15/session. 

Friends of PLYMC History Buff Series – Author Patricia Ringos Beach. Public Library, Struthers branch, 95 Poland Ave.; 330-744-8636. Join author Patricia Ringos Beach as she presents her new book “Struthers Revisited.” Free and open to the public. She will be selling and signing her book. Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. 1 p.m.

Patio Pals. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 206. Patio Pals introduces the joys of gardening to children ages 6 to 12 through stories, crafts, hands-on gardening, science, and observation. 2 p.m.

Dig into Gardening. Various library branches. Spring is here. Join the Library to learn 10 easy steps for starting a garden. Participants will receive FREE cuttings from a hosta plant. Get one for yourself and one for your mom, just in time for Mother’s Day. Please register by calling 330-744-8636, so we have enough for everyone. For teens and adults. Austintown Library, 2:30 p.m.

Inspiring Minds Youngstown. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504-1603; 330-259-0555. Since 2006, Inspiring Minds has served more than 2,000 students in Warren.  This summer, the organization is expanding and will work with students in Youngstown.  The mission of Inspiring Minds is “to engage, inspire and empower under-represented youth to reach their full potential through education and life-changing experiences.”  The first Youngstown event will feature a meet and greet, food, an open bar, auctions and information on the new chapter of the organization.  For more information, visit inspiringmindsyouth.org. For tickets, contact Natalie Plescia Arias at 724-244-8446 or email natalieplescia@me.com. 6 p.m.

music @ night 

Barrel33. Teddy Pantelas. 7-10 p.m.

Cedars. Alteras, Visionaries, The Story Changes.

Cricket’s. Green Beans. 10 p.m.

Diletto Winery. Richard Boston. 7-10 p.m.

Frieda’s. Howard and the Point Five Band. 6 p.m.

Ice House Inn. Radio Pulse. 9 p.m.

Leon’s. Midnight Rendezvous. 9 p.m.

Magic Tree. OGB. 8-11 p.m.

Manor. Damian Knapp. 7-10 p.m.

Sunday 10

Mother’s Day Sale. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Roses, carnations, and other cut flowers will be available along with potted plants for your special mom.  10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Traveling Naturalist. Lily Pond Circle Trail, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. A naturalist will be stationed at the Lily Pond. Stop by to chat about the Pond’s wildlife and its improvements. 1-3 p.m.

Recreational Hikes. Mill Creek MetroParks, Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Volunteer-led Recreational Hikes are generally faster-paced and focus on exercising in the outdoors. Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate, 2 miles. 2-3 p.m.

Monday 11

Ongoing: Shark Week Make & Take. Various branches. Stop by the Library to make a cheeky shark craft during the week of May 11. Scary, or funny, you decide. For children of all ages. Greenford Library, Library hours, May 12-14; Sebring Library, Library hours, May 11-16. 

Monthly: Mothers of Preschoolers. First Christian Church, 1151 E. Sixth St., Salem; for more information call Amy Zimmerman at 330-337-0939. A support group for any woman with children around the kindergarten age or younger. Speakers and crafts usually alternate. Childcare is available for preschoolers. Second Monday. 9:15-11:15 a.m.

Friends of the Boardman Library Meeting and Program. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636.”Architectural Stories” with presenter Chris Klengemeir. For adults. 10 a.m.

Facebook for Seniors. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. See how you can connect with friends, family, send messages, and share photos on Facebook. Then call Austintown Library to Book-a-Librarian to set up your own Facebook account. To register call 330-744-8636. For adults. 11 a.m.

Mystery Mondays at Main. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Do you love mysteries and thrillers? Join the Library for an informal discussion of “Accused” by Lisa Scottoline. We’ll chat about what else we’ve been reading and preview some releases. For teens and adults. 11 a.m.

Young Adult Game Night. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Smash Bros, Rock Band, Minecraft & more. Exclusively for ages 18 to 25. 6 p.m.

Pups and Pages. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Children gain confidence and improve their reading skills as they read to an uncritical and tail-wagging audience. These dogs love to be read to. Children in kindergarten through grade 6 may sign up for 15-minute sessions to read aloud to a registered therapy dog at the library. Dogs are provided by K-9s for Compassion, a Delta Society pet partner group that assists with animal-assisted activity and animal-assisted therapy. Registration is required. Call to register. 6-7:30 p.m.

Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith: A Celebration of Songs & Hymns. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504-1603; 330-259-0555.  “A Celebration of Songs & Hymns” features six-time Grammy winner Amy Grant, and three-time Grammy winner Michael W. Smith. Features classic hymns and their hits. Grant’s new album, “Be Still & Know… Hymns & Faith,” is set for release this month. Smith’s latest album, “Sovereign,” is currently available. 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 12

Monthly: Wellness Clinic. Grace Lutheran Church, 162 South Raccoon Road, Austintown; for more information call Beth Stricko at 330-530-4038, ext. 2031 or e-mail bstrick@shepherdofthevalley.com. The meeting, held by Shepherd of the Valley Home Health, will be held the second Tuesday. Information about diabetes and glucose testing will be provided. 10:30 a.m.-noon. 

Monthly: Low Vision Support Group. Park Vista Retirement Community, 1216 Fifth, Youngstown; to RSVP call 330-746-2944, ext. 1551. Second Tuesday. 10 a.m.

Preschool Storytime. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers. For children ages 3 to 5. 11 a.m.

Twice Monthly: Campus Drum Circle. Penn State Shenango, downtown Sharon;  724-983-2969. The drum circles occur in the Great Hall on second Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. and the fourth Monday at noon of every month. Attendees do not need to have drumming experience in order to participate. Simple instructions with practice rhythms and drums are provided so that new members feel welcome and included. 12:15 p.m. Free. 

Leaf Bowl. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Lynn Cardwell will teach students to construct a clay bowl embossed with leaf patterns. The work will be glazed, fired, and ready to take home approximately five weeks after the class. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register by May 10. 5:30-8 p.m. $34; FFRG $28. 

Monthly: Youngstown PFLAG Meeting. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-747-2696 or email youngstownpflag@aol.com. Second Tuesday. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free.

Recreational Hikes. West Golf Drive overflow parking lot. Volunteer-led Recreational Hikes are generally faster-paced and focus on exercising in the outdoors. Meet at Golf Course Overflow Lot on West Golf Drive. Easy, 1 or 3 miles. 6-7 p.m.

DIY Vintage. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Turn quirky buttons and beads into a DIY vintage inspired book mark. For teens in grades 7-12. 6 p.m.

I Read YA. Book Club. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. For adult fans of Young Adult Literature from ages 18 to 118, this book club is for you. Let’s talk about why we like YA. Let’s read and discuss. Let’s come out of the book closet and proudly say – I Read YA. This month we will be discussing “Afterworlds” by Scott Westerfeld. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Family Story Time. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Bring the whole family for stories, games, crafts, and fun for all ages. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 12; Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 26.

Weekly: Canfield Community Band. Canfield High School, 100 Cardinal Drive, Canfield; for more information call 330-542-3313. Anyone who plays an instrument is welcome to join the group. Every Tuesday. 7 p.m.

Monthly: La Leche League. Columbiana County WIC office, 7876 Lincoln Place, Lisbon; 330-427-2155. All pregnant or nursing mothers and their babies are welcome. Second Tuesday. 7 p.m.

Monthly: Open Poetry Reading. Pig Iron Press. 26 N. Phelps St., Youngstown; 330-747-6932. Pig Iron Literary and Art Works will host its monthly open poetry reading tonight. Readers are invited to participate in the program, with a sign-in at the door. Presenters may read from original works or read favorite works by others. The maximum on-stage limit is eight minutes. The readings are open to all – either as presenters or listeners. Occurs the second Tuesday.  7:30 p.m. Free.

Wednesday 13

Music and Movement. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 206. Children learn language and motor skills through an energetic combination of music, movement, and books. For toddlers 19 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Registration for the multi-week sessions begins April 8. 10 a.m.

Music and Movement. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 206. Children learn language and motor skills through an energetic combination of music, movement, and books. For toddlers 19 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Registration for the multi-week sessions begins April 8. 11 a.m.

Weekly: Rotary Club of Warren Meeting. Enzo’s, 2918 Elm Road, Warren; 330-369-7500.  The Warren Rotary chapter will meet for lunch and a business meeting. Wednesdays. Noon.

Mommy & Me Yoga. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Join Miss Brindi for a simple yoga program especially for toddlers and their mamas (parent or caregiver). No experience needed. Adult and child will need to bring a towel or yoga mat to sit on. For children ages 2 – 4. Registration is required; space is limited. Call to register. 1:30 p.m.

Wednesdays at the WOW. Oh Wow, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-5914. Explore in the museum’s InspireWorks Lab. Free with museum admission. http://www.ohwowkids.org. 4-5:30 p.m.

Jigsaw Puzzle Swap. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Bring your once-created jigsaw puzzles to swap; limit six per person. Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. For the family. 5 p.m.

MetroMutts: Walk Nice. Mill Creek MetroParks, West Golf Drive overflow parking lot, Boardman; 330-740-7107. Presented by The Learning Dog. Start the warm weather off on the right paw by learning how to train your dog to walk loosely on a leash. A trainer will be on hand to teach, observe, and discuss appropriate products to aid in this training. Easy, 2 miles. Register at Ford Nature Center by May 11. 6-7:30 p.m. MetroMutts members free, not yet members $5. 

Get Golf Ready and Adult Clinics. Mill Creek Golf Course, W. Golf Drive, Boardman; 330-702-3000. Get Golf Ready is designed to teach everything you’ll need to play golf in just a few lessons. PGA Professionals will show you that there are lots of ways to play by combining fun, friends and fitness. Each session will focus on the various golf skills you will use while playing. In addition to learning the basics, you will be guided onto the golf course to put your skills into action in a casual, friendly setting. Occurs May 6, 13, 20, 27. 6-7:30 p.m. $25.

Friends of PLYMC- Canfield Committee. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Canfield Committee will meet in the Boardman Library meeting room while the new Canfield Library is under construction. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Sonic Vibrational Sound Healing Experience. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. During this sound bath guided by Maria and Calvin Wagner, you will experience a powerful shift within as the pulsing sound and vibration awakens every cell in the body. The vibrations release muscle tension and this release stimulates the flow of vital energy, oxygen and blood through the body. Come dressed comfortably and prepare to let go and be carried into a deep state of relaxation. Bring your pillows and blankets and settle in for a wonderful experience. 7-8 p.m. 

music @ night

Bourbon House 45. Jay Byrd. 6-9 p.m.

Quaker Steak and Lube/Austintown. Richard Boston. 6-9 p.m.

Up a Creek. Gary Pirrung. 9 p.m.

Wick Park. Labra Brothers. 6-8 p.m.

Yolo Grill. Julius Veal. 6-10 p.m.

Thursday 14

Weekly: Walk and Chat. Southern Park Mall, 7401 Market St., Boardman; for more information call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 1-800-640-5180. Meets every Thursday for walking and socializing. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free.

Toddler Tales. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers 19 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins one week before the start of each multi-week session. Call to register. 10 a.m.

Toddler Tales. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers 19 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins one week before the start of each multi-week session. Call to register. 11 a.m.

Falcon Watch Trolley. Mill Creek MetroParks, Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Travel to downtown Youngstown to look for peregrine falcons, a threatened species. These magnificent flyers have been nesting there for more than a decade. Bring binoculars. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by May 12. 11 a.m.-noon. 1-2 p.m. Adults: $5 R, $7 NR; 12 and under/60 and over: $3 R, $5 NR.

Listen and Lego. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636.

Listen to a story and then have fun building with Legos. Legos will be provided. For ages 4-7. 1 p.m.

Digital Photo Know-How. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 201. Learn the basics of transferring information (photos and video files) from the camera’s memory card onto a personal computer or portable format such as a USB drive or CD. Students should be able to use a computer mouse and should bring their camera and memory card to the class. Registration is required. 2-4 p.m.

PANDA Partners. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Join local high school PANDA leader groups for fun teambuilding activities in the teen room. We’ll have pizza. For teens in grades 7-12. 4 p.m.

Book Discussion Group. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Read the featured book and then join in a discussion led by a reference librarian. May’s book:“ The Pearl That Broke its Shell” by Nadia Hashimi. 2 p.m.

In the Cards. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Join us afterschool for card games such as Gin, War, Phase 10, Skip-Bo, Dutch Blitz, Uno & more. Like a different game such as Magic? Bring your set and your friends and play at the library. For grades 7 to 12. No registration required. 4:30-6:30 p.m.

May Paper Flowers. Public Library, Greenford branch, 7441 W. South Range Road; 330-744-8636. After all of the April showers, let’s learn to make several different origami flowers. All materials provided. Fun for the entire family, school age and up. 4:30 p.m.

Weekly: Warriors Inc.: Hooked on Fishing Not On Drugs. Warriors Inc., 2733 Market St., Youngstown; 330-783-3276. This is a weekly, state certified program that focuses on preventing drug use through fishing and aquatic resource education. 5-6 p.m. Free.

Ultimate Teen Challenge. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. For teens in grades 7 to 12. It’s a night of Fear Factor, Silent Library, and Minute to Win It. 5 p.m. 

Weekly: Polish Youngstown Cultural Preservation. 330-646-4082 or http://www.Polishyoungstown.com. Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle (Polish culture, crafts, dance and songs for children and opportunities for adults with the Village Folk Singers. New members welcome. Every Thursday. Call for location. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Journalist and author Seamus McGraw, Hubbard Public Library, 436 W. Liberty St., Hubbard 44425; 330-534-3512, ext. 6. Journalist and author Seamus McGraw will lead a discussion at the Hubbard Public Library. McGraw’s areas of interests include climate change and fracking. His presentation is entitled “Finding Your Footing In a Fractured Landscape,” and will include discussion and readings from his two books “Betting the Farm on a Drought, Stories From the Front Line of Climate Change” and “The End of Country, Dispatches From the Frack Zone.” Reservations are encouraged by calling 330-534-3512 extension 6, but walk-ins are welcome. 6:30 p.m.

Weekly: Recovery Group. Warren Revival Center Fellowship Hall, 4400 W. Market St., Leavittsburg; 330-898-4295. This class uses “Celebrate Recovery” material for individuals facing addiction. Open to all. Thursdays. 6:30-8 p.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers. For children ages 3 to 5. 6:30 p.m.

music @ night 

Apollo Maennerchor. Acoustic open stage. 8 p.m.

Magic Tree. John Reese Project. 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Quaker Steak and Lube/Warren. Jim Golen. 6 p.m.

Vintage Estate. Steve Vuich. 7:30 p.m.

Friday 15

Botanical Mornings, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Explore the budding spring in the Gardens with Lynn Zocolo. Register/pay by May 13. 9-10 a.m. $5.

Babytime. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 206. Laugh and learn with your baby. For infants 6 to 18 months old with a parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required and begins one week prior to the event. 11 a.m.

Preschool Storytime. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers. For children ages 3 to 5. Registration not required. 11 a.m.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Party. Various library branches. Let your stuffed animals enjoy a sleepover at the Library. Bring your stuffed animal to a fun-filled story time program and let them spend the night. Come in the next day to pick them up and let them tell you all about their stay. Parents: Please make sure your child’s name is on their stuffed animal for a safe return home. Preschool to grade 4.  Newport Library, 4 p.m., Friday, May 15; Struthers Library, 4 p.m., Friday, May 22. 4 p.m.

music @ night 

Cedars. John Dante and the Inferno. 10 p.m.

Christopher’s Downtown. Live jazz. 5-8 p.m.

Diletto Winery. Davis and Henner. 7-10 p.m.

Donna’s Diner. James Willaman. 5-7 p.m.

Frieda’s. Howard and the Point Five Band. 6 p.m.

Papa’s Sports Bar. Hat Trickz. 10 p.m.

Quinlan’s. Jay Wonders 6-9 p.m.

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